Best things to do in Glasgow
Find out more about those top places in Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland’s largest metropolis, has often been considered Edinburgh’s ugly relation. Situated on the River Clyde, Glasgow was once known as the ‘Second City of the British Empire’ but for much of the 20th century the city seemed to be on a downward spiral of deindustrialization and dereliction. However, the controversial choice of Glasgow as the 1990 European Capital of Culture transformed the city into Scotland’s cultural capital and it has not looked back since. The city’s grand Victorian architecture has been restored and the long neglected riverside has been revitalized while the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the city’s most famous son, has attained worldwide cult status. Moreover, formerly industrial areas like Partick, Govanhill and Calton now effortlessly combine traditional Glaswegian hospitality with a cutting-edge art and food scenes.
After extensive renovations and refurbishing that lasted three years the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. The museum finally opened in 2006 and since then it has been one most popular destinations for both tourists and locals alike attracting people with its impressive architecture and warm atmosphere. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum boast of a stunning 22 galleries ranging from diverse arts, sculpture to animals and so much more.
Are you a lover of Football and you’re in Glasgow? Then Celtic Park or Paradise as it is fondly called by fans of the Celtic football club is the place to be! The stadium is situated in Parkhead, Glasgow and has the largest capacity of any football Stadium in the whole of Scotland with a capacity of 60,411. It is the fifth largest Stadium in the entire United Kingdom.
Loch Ness was made popular by the alleged sighting of the evasive and mysterious Loch Ness monster fondly referred to as Nessie. The urban myth, much like Bigfoot spread quickly making the loch ness a destination for a diverse range of people ranging from all round thrill seekers to conspiracy theorists. In actuality, the Loch ness is large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands reaching for up to 37 km southwest of Inverness.
Loch Lomond has one of the most breath taking views of all the Lochs in Scotland. It is one of the largest and prettiest lochs; if not the prettiest in the whole of Scotland.
Discover nature here, enjoy a cruise and enjoy hikes on one or more of the 60 islands on Loch Lomond and its mountains.
Not big on outdoor activities? Not to worry we’ve got you covered. You can enjoy a lazy afternoon strolling the equally beautiful hill side of Luss, and stop for a quick bite one of the many cafes around.
The Glasgow Cathedral is considered a cornerstone of Glasgow’s history as it is the oldest building in the entire Glasgow. The Glasgow Cathedral is also known as or St. Kentigern's or the High Kirk of Glasgow or St. Mungo's Cathedral. After the Reformation the cathedral continues to exist in public ownership, and remains the oldest building in mainland Scotland.
The Culzean Castle is a great country house furnished with skillfully crafted furniture. It is an elegant piece of architecture created by Robert Adam. The Culzean was built in the late 18th century at a more peaceful time in Scotland’s tumultuous history. It is constructed on the edge of the rolling cliffs with its from facade facing the Firth of Clyde. The Culzean was constructed as a much less defensive castle enabling it to have high windows that let you experience breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape and gardens.
Big fan of that late night warm whiskey? Well what’s better than seeing how your favorite drink is made. Visit the brand-new whiskey distillery right in the heart of the beautiful city of Glasgow.
You have free rein to wander the grounds and witness a rich part the intertwined history Glasgow has with its budding whiskey industry. This rich history is even made more surreal with its whiskey and distillery tour featuring live footage and animation used to open a portal of splendor to you, bringing history to life. Watch the lively craftsmen with time-honed skills as they handcraft pure spirit using traditional methods.